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MS Access Tutorial: Form Basics in Access 2003/XP/2000/97 (page 1 of 12)

What is a form?

A form is an Access object. It generally serves three purposes:

  1. To allow users to perform data entry. Data can be inserted, updated, or deleted from a table using a Form object.
  2. To allow users to enter custom information, and based on that information perform a task. For example, you may want to ask a user for parameters before running a report.
  3. To allow users a method of navigating through the system. For example, you may create a form where a user can select a form to load, a report to run, etc.

Within your Access database, you can view all of your form objects in the Database Window. See below.

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